Spirit Airlines to relocate operations center to Williamson County

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Spirit Airlines announced Feb. 13 it will relocate its operations center to Williamson County. (Courtesy Spirit Airlines)

Spirit Airlines announced Feb. 13 it will relocate its operations center to Williamson County. (Courtesy Spirit Airlines)

In a move that will bring nearly 350 jobs to the Middle Tennessee region, officials with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced Feb. 13 Spirit Airlines will relocate its operations control center from Florida to Williamson County.

The center serves as Spirit’s operation base, which oversees flight dispatch, crew scheduling, air traffic control and operational control for all Spirit flights. The company will invest more than $11 million in the Middle Tennessee area as part of its relocation, according to an announcement from TDECD.

“Nashville clearly came out on top in a nationwide search due to geographic location, business climate and its growing aviation sector,” Spirit President and CEO Ted Christie said in a statement. “We look forward to building on our plans for future network expansion and protecting our growing 24/7 operation by starting this new chapter in Nashville."

Spirit Airlines announced new service options at the Nashville International Airport late last year, according to the airline. Additional routes are expected to be announced in the future, Christie said.

The company will relocate more than 240 jobs from southern Florida to Tennessee and is expected to create an additional 100 jobs in Williamson County.


“In the past year, we’ve seen an influx of companies choosing to locate new operations in Tennessee, which is a tremendous vote of confidence to our state’s thriving business climate and superior workforce,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said in a statement. “We are honored that Spirit Airlines has chosen Tennessee as the home of its Operations Control Center and are appreciative of the company’s investment and commitment to bring nearly 350 jobs to Williamson County.”

An exact location for the center in Williamson County has not yet been announced.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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